May 2016 SIGCOMM Newsletter

Dear SIGCOMM Community Members,
Here is the news for this month:
1. Spring School of Networks SSN'16 in Chile
2. Jennifer Rexford is the recipient of the ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award
3. SIGCOMM CCR April issue is now online
4. CCR online
5. NetPL 2016 Travel grants
6. SIGCOMM 2016 news
1. The Spring School of Networks (SSN'16), organized by NIC Labs (University of Chile) with the support of ACM SIGCOMM will be held November 21 and 22 2016 in Santiago, Chile. In its second edition, this year’s SSN focuses on the topic of resiliency. The SSN invites students and professionals to participate in the talks, tutorials, poster session, and mentoring led by recognized professionals and academics of the areas of computer networks and the Internet. Note, however, that the school's talks and sessions will be in Spanish.
The SSN is oriented to PhD and Master students, as well as upper-level undergraduate students and junior researchers working on the areas of computer networking, communications, and telematics. We are soliciting original contributions to be presented during the school in the form of a poster. Submissions are limited to 6 pages. Papers should be in Spanish, but with the title and abstract in English. The submission deedline is July 1st, 2016. More information is available at
2. We are pleased to announce that the 2016-17 recipient of the ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award is Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University.  Professor Rexford, a past Chair of ACM SIGCOMM and very active in the community, is being recognized “for innovations that improved the efficiency of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in routing Internet traffic, for laying the groundwork for software-defined networks (SDNs), and for contributions in measuring and engineering IP networks.” The award will be presented at the ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco on June 11th.
Additional information and the link to the press release are available at:
Congratulations, Jennifer!
3. SIGCOMM's Computer Communication Review (CCR) April Issue is now online.
Note that the submission site for CCR has changed. It is now hosted on
Please update your bookmarks. The next deadline for technical papers is June 1st, 2016.
4. SIGCOMM CCR will become an entirely online publication starting with the July issue. Our plan is to host SIGCOMM CCR on a Wordpress instance to benefit from all the features brought by this platform. If you have experience in designing/selecting/customising Wordpress themes and have some time to help in this transition, please contact Olivier Bonaventure by email at
5. The ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networking and Programming Languages (NetPL 2016, co-located with SIGCOMM 2016), has limited support for funding students to attend the workshop. Students who want to attend the NetPL workshop can apply for a grant through the SIGCOMM travel grants application.
6. Please check out the News section of SIGCOMM 2016 website for information about deadlines, travel, and grants:
This includes
- a list of accepted papers
- visa information (please do not delay, check if you need one!)
- mentoring information (submission open, on until 1-Aug)
- registration information (registration starting this week, early until 15-Jul)
- travel grants information available (submission will start this week and up to 8-Jun)
- week schedule (time and dates of workshops, tutorials, social events)
- detailed description of tutorials
- preliminary information about topic preview session
- news about poster & demo submissions: 118 submissions received!
That’s all for now!